The Association of magistrates and Justice Officials issued a statement to express his “amazement” at the president’s speech, Alberto Fernandez, at the opening of the regular sessions of Congress in which he harshly criticized the Judiciary in general and the Supreme Court in particular.
During the opening of the ordinary sessions of 2023, Horacio Rosatti and Carlos Rosenkrantz were present who went to the venue to witness the opening speech of President Alberto Fernández in the midst of the controversy over the request for impeachment against its four members. in his oratory The president referred to the Judiciary with strong questions, so the answer was immediate.
Through a document signed by its president, Marcelo Gallo Tagle, and its general secretary, Marcelo Peluzzi, the entity that brings together high-level officials of the Judiciary maintained that Fernández took the opportunity to “direct an attack on the highest authorities of the Judiciary of the Nation who, with undeniable civic height, politely listened to a proselytizing speech.”
The judges’ statement
“The Association of Magistrates and Officials of the National Justice expresses his astonishment at the words of the President of the Republic during the opening of the Legislative Assembly held on the day of the date.
An act of this institutional significance, designed to report to the country on the state of the Nation, was used to dlaunch an attack on the highest authorities of the Judiciary of the Nation who, with undeniable civic height, politely listened to a proselytizing speech full of interference typical of the activity of another State power.
We hope that you reflect on the damage that these attitudes cause to our institutions, vital for the proper functioning of our democratic life”.
Alberto Fernández and his criticism of the Judiciary
Alberto Fernández took up the criticism that the Casa Rosada maintains of the highest court and accused its members of “running over the republican institutions”. Although he clarified that “there is no attack or attack against Justice. It is requested that the performance of the magistrates be reviewed with all the guarantees.”
“Unfortunately, the actions of the members of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation led us to present a request for impeachment before the Chamber of Deputies,” he said. “If the Supreme Court had not taken the Santa Fe Magistracy Council by assault, it would not be suffering from the lack of courts that prevent it from prosecuting organized crime that expands throughout the territory,” added Fernández.
The President also referred to the judicial cases that weigh against Cristina Kirchner, that although she was acquitted in several of them, she was sentenced in the first instance in the so-called Road Cause. To reinforce her argument, she cited the cases of the alleged lawfare against Brazilian President Lula da Silva and that of his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales.
“I was the one who was by Lula’s side when he was unjustly imprisoned, the one who was by Evo Morales’ side when a coup d’état wrested power from him, the one who is next to Cristina when she is unfairly persecuted“, assured Alberto Fernández. On the other hand, the President urged the Justice to quickly investigate the assassination attempt on the head of the Senate.
“We are not the ones who violated the Constitution, those who did it are the ones who set up judicial tables that persecuted journalists, judges and even their own colleagues,” he emphasized.
Criticism of the Court for the co-participation of the City of Buenos Aires
In one of the most tense moments, the President questioned the Supreme Court for the ruling that favored the City of Buenos Aires in the distribution of co-participation federal taxes, which generated the repudiation of the legislators of Together for Change. “The meddling of Justice in budget execution is definitely inadmissible. They are political issues, not justiciable. It causes severe damage to the public accounts of the national state,” he said.
In this sense, he stressed that this decision showed “what is the block of traditional interests that seek to consolidate the enormous asymmetries that still exist in Argentina.” “I am proudly from Buenos Aires, but I cannot be indifferent when seeing the asymmetries that separate this wonderful City from corners of the Homeland where the dreams of Argentine men and women who seem doomed to oblivion are postponed,” he said.
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